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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 8/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 11.92
ALXN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
68% of the 1428 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 39.38 vs. ALXN: 11.92 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.54   Max: No Debt
Current: 11.92

Equity to Asset 0.79
ALXN's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
81% of the 1094 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.67 vs. ALXN: 0.79 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.27   Max: 0.93
Current: 0.79

0.27
0.93
Interest Coverage 291.32
ALXN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
53% of the 639 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. ALXN: 291.32 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 14.38   Max: 9999.99
Current: 291.32

14.38
9999.99
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 26.46
M-Score: -2.32
WACC vs ROIC
10.84%
39.24%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 33.65
ALXN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -96.70 vs. ALXN: 33.65 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -10370.21   Max: 38.89
Current: 33.65

-10370.21
38.89
Net-margin (%) 25.97
ALXN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1159 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -75.86 vs. ALXN: 25.97 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -10220.86   Max: 76.31
Current: 25.97

-10220.86
76.31
ROE (%) 18.97
ALXN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1311 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -30.34 vs. ALXN: 18.97 )
ALXN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -136.75   Max: 63.11
Current: 18.97

-136.75
63.11
ROA (%) 15.15
ALXN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1436 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -25.14 vs. ALXN: 15.15 )
ALXN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -45.22   Max: 46.71
Current: 15.15

-45.22
46.71
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 113.47
ALXN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1397 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -359.85 vs. ALXN: 113.47 )
ALXN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -963.15   Max: 172.59
Current: 113.47

-963.15
172.59
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 39.50
ALXN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
94% of the 775 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. ALXN: 39.50 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -70.5   Max: 498.1
Current: 39.5

-70.5
498.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 52.40
ALXN's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 821 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -2.60 vs. ALXN: 52.40 )
ALXN' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -10.1   Max: 72.8
Current: 52.4

-10.1
72.8
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 53.00
ALXN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 803 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.30 vs. ALXN: 53.00 )
ALXN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -15.3   Max: 77.3
Current: 53

-15.3
77.3
» ALXN's 10-Y Financials

Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q1 2014

ALXN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ray Dalio 50,371 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 5,026 sh (New)
Ron Baron 10,218 sh (New)
John Burbank 1,318 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,725 sh (New)
Pioneer Investments 31,453 sh (+3.12%)
Frank Sands 5,268,418 sh (-28.52%)
Steven Cohen 45,697 sh (-32.34%)
Andreas Halvorsen 1,836,658 sh (-36.16%)
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Q2 2014

ALXN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Jim Simons 245,552 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 17,094 sh (+240.11%)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,006,092 sh (+9.23%)
Pioneer Investments 31,934 sh (+1.53%)
Frank Sands 5,279,782 sh (+0.22%)
Steven Cohen 11,700 sh (unchged)
John Burbank Sold Out
Ron Baron 10,145 sh (-0.71%)
Ray Dalio 26,332 sh (-47.72%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,326 sh (-76.84%)
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Q3 2014

ALXN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 3,120 sh (+135.29%)
Ron Baron 12,941 sh (+27.56%)
Andreas Halvorsen 2,198,451 sh (+9.59%)
Frank Sands 5,311,488 sh (+0.60%)
Pioneer Investments 30,500 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen Sold Out
Ray Dalio Sold Out
Jim Simons 206,152 sh (-16.05%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,804 sh (-89.45%)
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Q4 2014

ALXN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ray Dalio 18,513 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 85,974 sh (+4665.74%)
Ron Baron 18,366 sh (+41.92%)
Pioneer Investments 30,795 sh (+0.97%)
Frank Sands 5,267,903 sh (-0.82%)
Frank Sands 5,267,903 sh (-0.82%)
Jim Simons 152,552 sh (-26.00%)
Paul Tudor Jones 1,487 sh (-52.34%)
Andreas Halvorsen 390,271 sh (-82.25%)
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 55.30
ALXN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
90% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 55.30 )
ALXN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 13.92   Max: 1113.68
Current: 55.3

13.92
1113.68
Forward P/E 25.51
ALXN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
93% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 25.51 )
N/A
PE(NRI) 55.20
ALXN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
92% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 55.20 )
ALXN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 13.96   Max: 1058
Current: 55.2

13.96
1058
P/B 10.34
ALXN's P/B is ranked lower than
51% of the 1612 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 7.01 vs. ALXN: 10.34 )
ALXN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 1.73   Max: 162.14
Current: 10.34

1.73
162.14
P/S 16.25
ALXN's P/S is ranked higher than
70% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 37.64 vs. ALXN: 16.25 )
ALXN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 9.66   Max: 1115.3
Current: 16.25

9.66
1115.3
PFCF 72.03
ALXN's PFCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 72.03 )
ALXN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 40   Max: 99999999.99
Current: 72.03

40
99999999.99
POCF 56.63
ALXN's POCF is ranked higher than
91% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 56.63 )
ALXN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 33.16   Max: 83.87
Current: 56.63

33.16
83.87
EV-to-EBIT 39.84
ALXN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
93% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 39.84 )
ALXN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -98.6   Max: 893.9
Current: 39.84

-98.6
893.9
PEG 1.06
ALXN's PEG is ranked higher than
99% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 1.06 )
ALXN' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0.68   Max: 2.63
Current: 1.06

0.68
2.63
Shiller P/E 119.46
ALXN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 1611 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 119.46 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 98.32   Max: 655.33
Current: 119.46

98.32
655.33
Current Ratio 4.61
ALXN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1406 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.39 vs. ALXN: 4.61 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 3.28   Max: 45.4
Current: 4.61

3.28
45.4
Quick Ratio 4.32
ALXN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 1406 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 4.25 vs. ALXN: 4.32 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 2.69   Max: 45.4
Current: 4.32

2.69
45.4
Days Inventory 264.48
ALXN's Days Inventory is ranked higher than
79% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 264.48 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Days Inventory Range
Min: 202.61   Max: 959.95
Current: 264.48

202.61
959.95
Days Sales Outstanding 77.25
ALXN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
81% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 139.31 vs. ALXN: 77.25 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 70.74   Max: 451.45
Current: 77.25

70.74
451.45

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Net Cash 33.66
ALXN's Price/Net Cash is ranked higher than
70% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 107.00 vs. ALXN: 33.66 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Net Cash Range
Min: 1.68   Max: 168.3
Current: 33.66

1.68
168.3
Price/Net Current Asset Value 18.83
ALXN's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
71% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 28.14 vs. ALXN: 18.83 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 1.62   Max: 60.32
Current: 18.83

1.62
60.32
Price/Tangible Book 13.60
ALXN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 10.50 vs. ALXN: 13.60 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 34.74
Current: 13.6

1.5
34.74
Price/DCF (Projected) 5.11
ALXN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 5.11 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 4.34   Max: 26.5
Current: 5.11

4.34
26.5
Price/Median PS Value 0.91
ALXN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 2.90 vs. ALXN: 0.91 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.37   Max: 56.1
Current: 0.91

0.37
56.1
Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value 2.21
ALXN's Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value is ranked higher than
98% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 2.21 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Peter Lynch Fair Value Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 4.22
Current: 2.21

0.56
4.22
Price/Graham Number 5.92
ALXN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
92% of the 1613 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. ALXN: 5.92 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 2.11   Max: 8.91
Current: 5.92

2.11
8.91
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 2.50
ALXN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
91% of the 1398 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: -5.40 vs. ALXN: 2.50 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 3
Current: 2.5

0.1
3
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 52.87
ALXN's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
98% of the 178 Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: 15.51 vs. ALXN: 52.87 )
ALXN' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -18.5   Max: 75.6
Current: 52.87

-18.5
75.6

Business Description

Industry: Biotechnology » Biotechnology
Compare:NVO, AMGN, GILD, BIIB, CELG » details
Traded in other countries:AXP.Germany, 0QZM.UK,
Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc is a Delaware based company, incorporated in 1992. The Company is a biopharmaceutical company serving patients with severe and ultra-rare disorders through the development and commercialization of life-transforming therapeutic products. Its marketed product Soliris (eculizumab) is the first and only therapeutic approved for patients with two ultra-rare and severe disorders resulting from chronic uncontrolled activation of the complement component of the immune system: paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, an ultra-rare and life-threatening blood disorder, and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, an ultra-rare and life-threatening genetic disease. The Company is also evaluating other potential indications for Soliris in other diseases in which chronic uncontrolled complement activation is the underlying mechanism. It operates in United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. It competes with companies that produce and market synthetic compounds and with specialized biotechnology firms in the United States, Europe and in other countries and regions, as well as a growing number of large pharmaceutical companies that are developing biotechnology products. The preclinical studies and clinical testing, manufacture, labeling, storage, record keeping, advertising, promotion, export, and marketing, among other things, of products and product candidates, including Soliris, are subject to extensive regulation by governmental authorities in the United States, the European Union and other territories.
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CEO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. Leonard Bell Sold 140,000 Shares Aug 19 2013 


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